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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Sep 8, 2009 5:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles covers

I love the Beatles and to be quite honest, I love when the Dead did covers of Beatles stuff. In hindsight, most of them were not performed well, but at the show, in the moment, it was absolutely fabulous to me when they would break one out. I didn't see a whole lot of them, but I did see a few. My all time favorite was Revolution to open the 2nd set in Philly '85. My only time being on the rail for a show, and I was right there between Jerry and Brent in all my glory when I heard the opening notes. A couple other faves were Do it in the Road at Merriweather in '84 and Day Tripper at Blossom in '85. Again, in hindsight, they butchered both pretty badly, but in the moment...oh so sweet!!! The crowd went bonkers for both, and I was right there freakin with em.!! Fun Times!!

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 8, 2009 6:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles covers

Yeah, at the show, in the moment - that helps with the perspective. No point trying to persuade anyone, the versions usually weren’t great and I’ll resist saying one just had to be there, because maybe one was, or maybe one would just say “who would want to be?! At the end of the day the recordings are there for us to enjoy / suffer through.

Actually, maybe it was just something I ate.

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Poster: BVD Date: Sep 8, 2009 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles covers

Liked Gatcia Band's take on Dear Prudence, Other than that The Dead should have left Beatle tunes out. Can't think od one that I even remotely enjoy. Brent singing Hey Jude refrain would probably be useful to the military or the CIA to use as a method of torture.

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Poster: veblen Date: Sep 8, 2009 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles covers

"Brent singing Hey Jude refrain would probably be useful to the military or the CIA to use as a method of torture."

I have it on good authority that they currently use one of Linda McCartney's wings versions for that purpose.

Also, I have a version with just her vocals that I made in college and I swear I heard it during the waco siege in between mating rabbits and other "fun" sounds.